Donnie Darko

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    the film Donnie Darko written and directed by Richard Kelly, this philosophical question is posed. This film takes place in Middlesex, Virginia on October 2, 1988. The main character Donnie, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, is a paranoid schizophrenic teenager who has the power to save the universe from collapsing with the help of many people around him that are oblivious to what is going on. Within the 28 days that Donnie will face, the film illustrates that humans ultimately cannot escape what is meant to happen. In the beginning, Donnie is awakened by a giant, demonic-looking…

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    award-winning independent psychodrama Donnie Darko (Director’s Cut released in 2004) takes viewers on a journey through the life of Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a teenage boy with the fate of the universe in his hands. What may seem at first glance as a tale of a schizophrenic teen struggling with his inner demons is actually something much more compelling; Donnie is the “living receiver” of a tangent universe, and it is up to him to save the primary universe from collapsing into a black…

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    So, if we follow determinism, deduced from the presence of a God, then there is no free will, because it would otherwise contradict. All this meaning that there is no individualism only the illusion of one. Donnie realizes this in the movie, and he begins to see life as trivial, yet at the end he comes to peace with this realization. This peace maybe from the realization that life is not trivial because even if there is a set path, humans are programmed to feel and believe in free will. Donnie,…

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    Cold breeze rushes through the trees as the morning sun rises. Feels as if we are being knitted downward onto the dirt trail where Donnie lays. He then sits himself up, you can tell by the look on his face that he is confused and unaware of his unconcerned journey. “Where was he going and why?” This is the first question we asks ourselves when we discover Donnie Darko. This scene from Donnie Darko became part of my subconscious. I began contemplate where Donnie Darko was going and why. I became…

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    The movie Donnie Darko is about a teenager named Donnie Darko who has vision of a ghost named Frank, who is dressed as a giant rabbit. Frank tells Donnie that the world will end in exactly 28 days. While Donnie is with Frank at the golf course, a jet engine from an airplane crashes into his bedroom. Donnie feels that he owes Frank because he saved his life and that he should figure out why the world will end. Frank makes Donnie do things such as flood the school, steal his father's gun, and burn…

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    the movie Donnie Darko both of the main characters, Holden and Donnie had certain moral values that they both believed in when it came to living their lives. They believed that these moral values make them better people and help them make the rest of the world better. Both of the characters believe in the moral values of; serving mankind, seeking justice, and having courage to create a perfect world. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden possesses certain moral values that help explain himself.…

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    Throughout all four films, the narrative's perspective is in the main character. From the opening scene, the narrative's perspective is in the main character. In these four films, there are a lot of important characters, however, the perspective is almost always in the main character. For example, in Donnie Darko, it is always in Donnie's perspective, as it portrays his journey in the parallel universe, and how he feels, what he thinks and does, and how he is oblivious about the fact that he is…

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    Lou Bloom Case

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    Plot Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal) is a thieving loner who roams the streets Los Angeles in search of a job. After witnessing cameraman, Joe Loder (Paxton) recording police officers saving a woman from a car wreck and selling the video to a local news company, Lou realises the potential job opportunity as a ‘Nightcrawler’. Review Similar to De Niro’s portrayals of Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver) and Rupert Pupkin (The King of Comedy), Lou is an ambitious individual who is prepared to go to sickening…

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    Throughout the film Donnie is accompanied constantly by a figure dressed in a disfigured rabbit suit, whom he names Frank. Although Frank is a figment of Donnie’s imagination, Donnie believes that Frank controls him, forcing him to speak outlandishly in school and even attending Donnie’s date with him. The dialogue between the two characters is similar to one between two friends, however, no other person in the film can see Frank, so it appears as if Donnie converses, and even argues, with…

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    Lou Bloom Essay

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    From Gyllenhaal’s role as disenchanted teenager Donnie Darko, to his unexpected supporting role in Brokeback Mountain, he delivers a unique quirky vibe to his character. Yet in Nightcrawler, his transformation literally Blooms as he takes on the role of Lou Bloom, the freelancing techno-wiz from L.A. Despite Gilroy’s ambiguous lack of backstory for Lou, Gyllenhaal’s nail biting performance by itself conveys ideas about his past in such a way that we don’t have to know – and instead just to feel…

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